The story spoke to me this week and pushed me to draft 5 additional chapters each focusing on one of the five sons to patriarch Benjamin Glass who passed away in chapter 1. Each son is unique, has his own story to tell and comes away from this loss with a sense of burden and potential. Widow and mother Olivia learns tolerance and forgiveness.
Mapping characters and their feelings to a storyline can be a challenge. You want to reveal the right amount of details early on but you also want to hold back some of the emotional content until your readers are invested in the drama.
I believe I’ve found balance in these chapters and will move on to editing next month. But for now, I have 21 more chapters to complete in this story. Off we go…
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